Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Sweet land of liberty

Wednesday 12 April 2017
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
James Michael , senior associate research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ), comments on a TLS piece on the internment of Japanese-Americans during the Second World War, which he says was ‘even more shameful’ than the article suggests.

Compassionate counsel

Wednesday 22 March 2017
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Dermot Feenan , associate research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ), explores, in Counsel Magazine , the place of compassion in legal practice.

Whistleblowers endangered in digital age, says IALS report

Wednesday 22 February 2017
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A report addressing legal protection for whistleblowers and journalistic sources, written by Dr Judith Townend and Dr Richard Danbury , associate research fellows at the Information Law and Policy Centre, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ), is covered in The Guardian ’ , Russia Today , RINF.com, Beta News.com , Out-Law.com , The Global Legal Post ,   ACQ Magazine and Signs of the Times . ‘Protecting sources and whistleblowers in a digital age’, is available to read here .

Trump is right: stories will dry up if the press can’t use anonymous sources

Monday 27 February 2017
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Dr Judith Townend and Dr Richard Danbury , associate research fellows at the Information Law and Policy Centre, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ) discuss Donald Trump’s war on journalists’ confidential sources, in The Conversation and The Justice Gap .

New report on secret sources: protecting journalistic sources and whistleblowers in a digital age

Thursday 23 February 2017
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Whistleblowers are under attack by those they report on and confidential sources are increasingly compromised by state surveillance. A new report launched today – ‘ Protecting sources and whistleblowers in a digital age ’  aims to address these issues and makes ten recommendations for policymakers, lawmakers, news organisations, researchers and NGOs on how to protect the people who provide journalists with valuable information.

Towards a post-Brexit ‘partnership for democracy' between EU and UK

Monday 20 February 2017
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Dr Pablo José Castillo Ortiz, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS ) visiting research fellow, analyses Brexit’s impact on the promotion of democracy and human rights. Writing in the Eurasia Review , he says the UK is a ‘major diplomatic, military and economic power, and a consolidated democracy that provides political inspiration world-wide. Brexit has the potential to weaken the capacity of both the EU and the UK to promote their shared values.’

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